Perfecting the Poster Presentation

15 April 2014, 05:39 pm

The poster presentation offers a different medium to present your research in a conference setting to that of the oral session. It is a visually effective communication tool and allows one-to-one interaction with conference attendees who are interested in your research. Zen Faulkes has kindly taken time out to help us get a better understanding of the…

How to Attract Delegates to your Conference – Part III

8 April 2014, 12:02 pm

Knowing what motivates delegates to attend a particular conference is paramount. In the first part of this blog series (How to Attract Delegates to your Conference – Part I) we looked at the importance of understanding how delegates interact with your website. In the second post in this series, we looked at more areas of event…

The Challenges of a Novice Academic Writer

4 April 2014, 03:40 pm

Academic writing can be difficult for anyone, especially if you are a novice writer. A lot of novice academic writers struggle to formulate their thoughts and research onto paper in readable text. Rachael Cayley has kindly given up her time to give us a better insight into the struggles faced by novice academic writers. Rachael…

Counting the Conference Cash

4 April 2014, 01:37 pm

In our most recent posts, we have talked about ways of using Twitter to create a buzz around your conference, general ways to promote your conference and how to make your Call for Papers stand out. Before you start any promoting however, a budget needs to be put in place. Below are just some of…

Creating a Conference buzz with Twitter

10 March 2014, 03:43 pm

It is important to use the most cost-effective methods to promote your conference. One of these ways is via Twitter. There are numerous benefits to using Twitter for your conference – here are some of the main ones.   The Power of Recommendations Recommendations are very powerful. A recommendation that a delegate gets from a trusted source…

Why Conferences Matter

3 March 2014, 01:55 pm

IEEE is one of the largest organisers of research conferences in the world. They sponsor approximately 1400 conferences every year, and have created a fantastic video on why conferences matter. Video courtesy of IEEE.tv The conference setting is essentially the social platform for researchers. Researchers spend most of their time working behind a computer screen,…

Benefits of Online Conference Proceedings

28 February 2014, 09:56 am

With the huge growth of technology in the past 10 years, almost everything has an online equivalent. You can order your dinner, pay a bill or even talk to friends online. Conferences are no different. There are countless benefits to publishing online. We have outlined some of these below. Reduce costs Online proceedings can increase the…

Tips for a better Conference Call

13 February 2014, 12:18 pm

When organising a large conference, a Chair will usually have a committee to help them with some of the day-to-day tasks. As committee members may be spread across a State or country, it is not always viable for everyone to meet at one particular location. This has increased the popularity of conference calls. A conference…

Single-Blind Peer Review

12 February 2014, 10:48 am

In our recent posts, we have discussed both what’s involved in both double-blind peer review and open reviewing. The third, and so far most common, form of reviewing is the single-blind peer review. A single-blind peer review keeps the identity of the reviewer anonymous, but the authors name and affiliation are on the paper. Like the other forms…